Chair Members

Katherine Springer

SOCIAL CHAIR

Katherine is a junior majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology from Canton, MI! Outside of Glee, she also participates in research and taekwondo. She loves glee because it gives her a place for creative expression and it gives her a great community!

The social chair plans fun events throughout the year to make sure all glee clubbers can get to know each other outside of rehearsal time.

Ellen Reed

WEBMASTER

Ellen is a junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan studying Computer Engineering with a music minor. On campus she is also a member of Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering and works as a Lifeguard at Rec Sports. Ellen enjoys fitness, being outdoors, cooking, and drinking lots of coffee in her free time. Her favorite part about glee is meeting women from all different majors who share a love for music.

The Webmaster is responsible for maintaining the Women’s Glee Club website.

Allie Trotter-Wright

SMALL GROUPS MANAGER

Allie is a junior majoring in creative writing, minoring in Spanish and Music, and completing the pre-med track. She is originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, but has lived in Midland, MI for the past several years. She loves drinking tea, dancing to mid-2000’s pop music, and bothering her cat, an excellent old man named Atticus. She loves the community of her fellow Gleeple and the opportunity to come together and create beautiful music!

The Small Groups Manager is responsible for coordinating additional performances throughout the semester, for example at campus events, sports games, or to promote glee. She receives and responds to correspondences from outside groups, and gauges interest from clubbers to perform at the event.

Allison Frazer

ALUMNAE RELATIONS Chair

Allison Frazer is a sophomore from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, studying Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minor in Gender and Health. She hopes to pursue a PharmD and become a clinical pharmacist. This is Allison’s third semester in Glee; she loves singing and appreciates the memories and friendships that come from being in the club. She looks forward to being the Alumnae Relations Manager, hoping to learn more about the history of the club, as well as connect with members new and old! Outside of club, Allison is a Campus Ambassador for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry, and a member of the Pre Pharmacy Student Organization. She loves cooking and baking vegan food, hanging out with her roommates, and taking care of her gecko, Ellie!

The Alumni Relations Chair is responsible for working with the Vice President to contact our Alumni periodically throughout the year. She also produces our semi-annual newsletter, The Arioso.

Katie Wiatrak

Wellness Chair

Katie is a current Pre-Med junior in the Residential College, from Birmingham, Alabama. She has always loved traveling and studied abroad in Spain after her freshman year! She loves writing, watching classic movies, and photography. However, most of all, she loves to SING! Glee is the highlight of her week, and she is excited to see where it takes her! 

The Wellness Chair position is a new leadership role inspired by Katie’s experiences as a student here at a competitive university, as well as the experiences of her friends. She noticed high levels of stress, neglect of self care, and distraction and found it is necessary to reserve little moments of tranquility throughout the day. When making music, it is important to remain centered and focused, however, when students bring outside stressors into the rehearsal room, this can result in chatter and distractions. The Wellness Chair’s role is to ensure that we are making music in a supportive, calm, and focused environment through organizing events and implementing mindfulness strategies.

Michelle Karls

MERCHANDISE CHAIR

Michelle hails (!) from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a junior dual-majoring in German and User Experience Design. She has always enjoyed singing and making new friends, and she love Glee because she gets to do exactly that! In addition to singing, she also likes playing the piano, crafting, and trying new foods. She can’t wait for another year of Glee!

The Merchandise Chair is responsible for designing and ordering Glee spirit items.

Maria Viscomi

Historian

Maria is a senior from Dearborn, Michigan, double majoring in English and Communications Studies. Aside from glee, she is also the Publicity Manager for WGC’s a capella group, Midnight Blue. When she isn’t at glee club or Midnight Blue rehearsal she loves to read, spend time with her friends (who are all from glee anyway), binge Netflix shows, and to listen to Broadway musicals religiously. Maria considers joining glee club to be one of her best decisions in college, and can’t wait to make more memories with her sisters in song!

The Historian is responsible for collecting and depositing Glee Club memorabilia into our archives on North Campus. She will also organize a group photo and yearbook each semester.

Amanda Naccarato

MEN’S GLEE CLUB LIAISON

Amanda is a senior from Long Island, New York studying Nursing. Outside of Glee Club, she is also a member of the Michigan Marching Band. This will be her fifth semester in the Women’s Glee Club and she is so excited to be able to sing together with her friends and meet new people.

The Men’s Glee Club Liaison is responsible for maintaining relationships with the Men’s Glee Club. She attend both MGC and WGC Executive Board Meetings and organizes collaborations, musical and non-musical.

Michelle Karls

WOMEN’S VOCAL ARTS DAY COORDINATOR

The WoVAD Coordinator plans and runs the annual event that happens in January. Due to the pandemic, WoVAD will not be happening in the 2020-21 school year, so Michelle has stepped in as the Merchandise Chair for the semester.

Stephanie Hefelfinger

LIBRARIAN

Stephanie is from Clermont, Florida. She is a second year master’s student in the School for Environment and Sustainability. When she’s not singing, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing Animal Crossing, and doing arts and crafts! Stephanie is excited to work together with Christina this year. This is her second semester in Glee, and she is looking forward to singing together once it is safe. 

The Librarians are responsible for organizing, distributing, and collecting music.

Christina Toeller

LIBRARIAN

Christina is excited to return as a librarian for WGC this year! She is a junior from Los Altos, CA, double majoring in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) and Music. When she’s not singing and/or learning via Zoom, Christina is the Music Director for WGC’s a cappella group Midnight Blue, learning to play the bells in the campus bell tower, or decorating her island on Animal Crossing. Although this semester’s certainly different, she’s glad to still be able to make music with her gleeple and she can’t wait for in-person rehearsals again!

The Librarians are responsible for organizing, distributing, and collecting music.

Elizabeth Rooney

Fundraising Chair

Elizabeth is a junior in club this year. Bio coming soon!

The Fundraising Chair is responsible for overseeing all fundraising efforts. She also lead the Fundraising Committee.

Emma Mendez

DEI Chair

Emma Mendez is a sophomore from Oak Lawn, Illinois. She is super excited to be this year’s DEI chair! She plans on majoring in chemistry and minoring in Spanish on the pre-med track. Emma is currently involved in Glee, Research Scholars, HSSP, and Michigan Emergency Medical Club. Outside of Glee, she loves to hang out with friends, listen to music, run, dance, and watch Netflix. 

Emma was first exposed to the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in her sophomore year in high school learning about the underrepresentation of women in the workplace, especially the STEM field. Before her senior year of high school, she attended a STEM academy which really opened her eyes to the importance of incorporating diversity into the workplace and our society because each person brings a new perspective and story. As Glee’s DEI chair Emma can’t wait to form a tighter community highlighting the importance of each one of our stories and backgrounds! Women’s Glee is definitely the highlight of her week and she can’t wait to continue having the best four years with everyone in the club! 

The DEI Chair is responsible for arranging DEI-focused events throughout the semester and act as a resource for Glee leadership. You will act as an advocate for student accessibility and diversity issues, and will lead the DEI committee.

Photos Courtesy of Anna Chewter, Susan Erickson, and Ellen Reed